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Gusbourne expands still wine offer

Published:  30 March, 2020

Kent-based sparkling-wine producer Gusbourne is to make available a number of limited-release still wines this year.

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New date for Think Spirits

Published:  18 March, 2020

The launch of Harpers’ bigger and better spirits event, which is expanding in order to reflect a raft of dynamic and fast-moving drinks categories in the UK, is to take place later in the year.

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Aldi strips out Prosecco duplicates for Cava

Published:  13 March, 2020

Aldi is aiming to bring more variety to its customers via rationalisation of its latest seasonal range which will see greater inclusion of more experimental styles and varietals.

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New Kitemark could be the tipping point in the fight against staff churn, says co-founder

Published:  11 March, 2020

Transparency around tipping and being seen to be a ‘fair’ industry is essential to recruiting and retaining staff ahead of the introduction of the government’s new points-based migration policy, a founding member of a new tipping Kitemark has said.

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Disaronno resists coronavirus blues to set up UK distribution hub

Published:  10 March, 2020

Disaronno and Tia Maria owners Illva Saronno have today announced that they are setting up a distribution, sales and marketing arm in the UK – the same day that Italy announced it is quarantining its entire 60 million population due to the spiraling outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Hardys focuses new branding around “certainty in uncertain times”

Published:  06 March, 2020

Hardys has unveiled a new look for its global branding while also offering customers a 100% money back guarantee with the aim of becoming “a top 10 global power brand by 2025”.

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Central Otago: Pinot spotlight

Published:  06 March, 2020

Central Otago is reaching a new maturity, as Andrew Catchpole discovers at its annual Pinot Noir Celebration.

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Premiumisation arrives in Portugal

Published:  04 March, 2020

Portugal’s wine drinkers have upped their spending significantly over the last two years, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

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Gonzalez Byass launches new UK Manzanilla

Published:  04 March, 2020

Gonzalez Byass is to release a new Domecq Manzanilla in the UK made at Delgado Zuleta in Andalucia’s Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

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New GM for NZ's Neudorf Vineyards

Published:  03 March, 2020

Nelson-based New Zealand winery Neudorf Vineyards has promoted its winemaker Todd Stevens to the role of general manager.

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NZ targets indie retailers with Pinot promotion

Published:  02 March, 2020

New Zealand Winegrowers is to run a promotion for the UK and Ireland’s independent retailers offering three winners the chance to win a trip to Pinot Noir 2021.

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New UK commercial director for William Grant

Published:  25 February, 2020

Leading UK spirits producer William Grant & Sons has made Joanna Austin its commercial director for the UK and Ireland.

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NZ research winery to open

Published:  24 February, 2020

The Bragato Research Institute (BRI), New Zealand winegrowers’s new research winery, is to open on 27 February.

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Vivino to launch new personal match rating

Published:  17 February, 2020

Vivino is due to launch a major new feature to its wine-rating app which will usher in a new phase of ‘personalisation’ to its business model, Harpers can reveal.

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Drinks trade ranks poorly on new sustainability index

Published:  10 February, 2020

The drinks industry is lagging behind other business sectors in its approach to sustainability, according to a new report published today.

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Friday Read: Why we shouldn’t be grubbing up bush vines

Published:  07 February, 2020

“Don’t grub up bush vines!” was the resounding advice from Pedro Ballesteros MW at the new Barcelona Wine Week this week, where he cited Catalan Garnatxa producers as examples to follow in the need for a new approach in viticulture to tackle climate change.

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Rising price of wine threatens half of UK shoppers

Published:  07 February, 2020

The average retail price of a bottle of still wine will break the £6 barrier in the UK for the first time this year, according to new figures from the WSTA.

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Wine Lister joins forces with French media giant

Published:  04 February, 2020

UK-based fine wine agency and analytics platform, Wine Lister, has been acquired by French media outfit, Groupe Figaro.

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Bibendum launches major Bordeaux service

Published:  03 February, 2020

Leading UK distributor Bibendum Wine has launched a new initiative to streamline the sale of fine wines from Bordeaux to the UK on- and off-trade.

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Waterkloof adds to Circumstance range

Published:  03 February, 2020

Paul Boutinot’s South African estate Waterkloof has added two new wines to its Circumstance range.

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